Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Recipe of the week : Mennonite Apple Strudel. With images from reader Lissa Holder in action making some of Jeans recipes.

Mennonite Apple Strudel

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup warm water
5 cups sliced apples
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
5 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Grated rind of 1 lemon

Sift the flour and salt together. Cut in the shortening and add the eggs and water. Knead well, then throw or beat the dough against a board until it
blisters. Stand the dough in a warm place under a cloth for 20 minutes.

Cover the kitchen table with a small white cloth and flour it. Put the dough on it and pull it out with your hands very carefully to the thickness of
tissue paper. Spread with a mixture of the fruits, sugar, melted butter, cinnamon and lemon rind. Fold in the outer edges of the dough and roll like a jellyroll - about 4 inches wide. Bake in a very hot oven (450 degrees F) for 10 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and bake about 20 minutes longer. Let cool. Cut into slices about 2 inches wide. It should be flaky and moist. Published with permission from Recipe Goldmine. Richard from Amish Stories.

Lissa is one of our favorite readers, and i believe no one has made more from Jeans recipes on Amish Stories. So I'm again showcasing some of her work using some of Jeans recent recipe's, and id call her a  Tasmanian Devil of the kitchen!
Lissa stirring-up the apples
A closer look at her work
And the final product of apple butter, which would make Jean very proud

Believing in taking chances, Lissa bravely tried to make the famous "Shoofly pie"

And Lissa's big risk paying off with a perfect looking pie using Jeans recipe!


I've created this website out of my own interest in the Amish/Mennonite culture and of living in the country. Its a place for people who are interested in the Amish like myself, and its also a place to share Images of the beautiful country side that is all around me. my name is Richard, and I live very close to an Amish settlement here in Pennsylvania. This site is dedicated to my mother, who had started all of this by taking me as a child to Lancaster,pa from our apartment in the Bronx projects..........THANK YOU MOM............... Richard